Cubs get to cook up a treat at Kenley’s Indian restaurant

A Purley cub pack has spiced up its activities this week with a behind-the-scenes visit to a Indian restaurant, where they saw first-hand how naan bread is made and baked.

Cubs line up for their taste of a curry at Saffron Kenley

The visit, to Saffron Kenley on Godstone Road, was organised by Paul Bates, the cub scout leader of the 11th Purley (St James Riddlesdown) pack.

“We are always trying to offer our cubs opportunities that they might not otherwise have,” Bates said.

“All of the children started off trying poppadoms and they were then taken upstairs to see the chef making and cooking naan breads. After that it was chicken tikka masala with pilau rice.

“The behaviour of the cubs in the restaurant was excellent and they all seemed to really enjoy the experience. Jay – the restaurant manager – enjoyed the experience as well. The children particularly seemed to like the naan bread-making.”

Bates was able to arrange the visit through his day job as managing director of local firm,
Cleankill Pest Control.

“It was a great way for my company Cleankill to support the local community where we work as well as local young people and another local business.”

At the end of the evening when the parents arrived there was an investiture ceremony of cubs into the cub pack.

Cleankill Pest Control is an award-winning company with its head office in Kenley. It was launched by former employees of a national business who wanted to create a company that placed customer service, respect for the environment, staff development and corporate social responsibility on an equal footing with profitability.

Cleankill Pest Control deals with pests such as wasps and fleas, as well as preventative maintenance against public health pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches and birds. The company prides itself on fast and efficient service delivery and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation, ‘green’ and new pest control techniques.

For further information go to or call 0800 056 5477.

To contact the cub scouts group, click here.

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